Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, CA - Niche

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Monta Vista High School is a public school in Cupertino, California. It has 2,488 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 96% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 236 reviews written and they have been mixed.

21840 Mcclellan Rd
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 366-7600

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 236 reviews
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    • Parent
    • 1
    Overall Experience: This school is really bad. Run away if you can. The teachers are really bad and pay no attention to the heavy workload of the kids. Everyone is too obsessed with their SAT score to care about anything else. They all end up at a state school anyways so I mean... People don't get into Harvard or Stanford easily from here either since everyone is the same. Colleges are sick of the generic monta vista kid that applies and reject them. Just look at the admission stats from this year. So many kids ended up at DeAnza (a community college that you could've gotten to from any school). Anyways, I spent 4 horrible years in this school and am glad to finally have come out.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Monta Vista is an excellent school; however, there is a "white" flight trend because of the majority of Asians in the school. Students in Monta Vista are very self motivated, but the overall 4.0 culture adds to the stress of the large homework load. Teachers are neither exceptional nor poor.
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Students are safe and healthy.
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 3
    Food: Food is fine, could use improvement though.
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: The school takes care of these issues.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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4.33 Saratoga Elementary School Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 John F. Kennedy Middle School 0 mi. 1,328
4.33 Homestead High School 2 mi. 2,276
4.33 Mountain View High School 3 mi. 1,805
4.00 Fremont High School 3 mi. 1,984
4.33 Cupertino High School 3 mi. 1,813

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Student Diversity

Monta Vista High School United States Cupertino High School Fremont High School Homestead High School John F. Kennedy Middle School Mountain View High School
Asian 77.0% 4.7% 60.0% 27.0% 39.0% 78.0% 24.0%
White 17.0% 51.6% 23.0% 21.0% 38.0% 18.0% 52.0%
Hispanic 2.0% 24.5% 11.0% 44.0% 16.0% 2.0% 18.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.6% 1.0% 2.0% 2.0% 0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
African American 0% 15.2% 1.0% 2.0% 1.0% 0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%


Grade 9 24.5%
Grade 10 25.8%
Grade 11 26.6%
Grade 12 23.2%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 24% Yes
  • 36% Not sure.
  • 40% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 41% Good learning environment
  • 18% The handful of great teachers
  • 18% You CAN learn if you want to
  • 12% People are pretty accepting here
  • 6% Facilities
  • 6% Well-knit social circles

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 22% Stress
  • 20% Workload
  • 16% Competition
  • 14% Lack of diversity
  • 10% Bad teachers
  • 7% Culture
  • 7% Too many people at this school
  • 3% Everything

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 17 responses

  • 41% More academics-oriented people than normal
  • 24% No one has a life
  • 18% Its full of students who care more for schoolwork
  • 18% It is very competitive but has school spirit

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 50% Very stressful and competitive
  • 33% Academically intensive
  • 6% Street dumb
  • 6% Hassle
  • 6% Book-smart

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 44% Time management and knowing your interests
  • 33% Do well in classes, but search for your interests
  • 6% Run away if you can
  • 6% Don't follow the crowd if you have different likes
  • 6% Balance academics and extracurriculars well
  • 6% Dare to be different

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 33% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 47% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 20% I hate everything about this school.